No teams are running illegal elements, as the FIA conducted secret tests over the weekend in Montreal, revealing everything is in good standing.
Many teams kept an eye on Ferrari's new rear wing design, which looked to be over-flexible by the footage coming from the Spanish Grand Prix and Canada free practices as well. The monkey seat and the wing appeared to be rotating backwards at high speed in order to increase top speed, which could be an expedient to gain illicit advantage.
However, tests executed by ramping up the force by 50 percent to verify if there was any hint of the wing deforming at greater load, did not find any irregular data.
“The rear wings were checked on the top five constructors [on Saturday] and all were in conformity.” said F1 race director Charlie Whiting. "We even increased the load by 50 percent in order to see if there was anything happening above the test load and all was well.”
Red Bull's front wing was also declared to be over-flexing, but team principal Christian Horner said all suspects were unfounded.
"The car has passed all the tests," he explained. "They look at all these things with great scrutiny and there were no issues."
Case is closed over such matter, as it always has been.
Red Bull was also brought to scrutiny in 2012 because of a flexible gummy nose, probably introduced in the second half of the season but no further action was carried on.
The FIA might consider applying certain modifications to the rule, to prevent this kind of situation in the future. But at the moment within the rules there is already an option targeting this problem. Therefore, there is no need to edit or draw up new subparagraphs.
"This option exists in the regulations, as you know, but there seems no need to invoke it at the moment," clarified Whiting.
by Beatrice Zamuner